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Economists Growing More Upbeat About Year Ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — Economists are increasingly, but still cautiously, optimistic about growth in the year ahead with hiring expected to pick up in coming months.

A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics released Monday shows half of the economists polled now expect real gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services produced in the United States — to grow between 2 and 4 percent this year

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Billions in Gas Drilling Royalties Transform Lives

Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

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Jon Stewart, left, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images) Alan Simpson, right, Former Republican Senator for Wyoming.
Jon Stewart, left, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images) Alan Simpson, right, Former Republican Senator for Wyoming.
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Alan Simpson Talks Fiscal Cliff on The Daily Show

Former Senator for the state of Wyoming, Alan Simpson, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night.

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Oil Drops As Global Economic Worries Resurface

Now that the U.S. presidential election is decided, the oil market is back to worrying about the global economy.

Benchmark oil fell $2.67, or 3 percent, to $86.04 per barrel Wednesday in New York

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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead
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Gov. Mead Pushes Broadband As Way To Grow Economy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead wants to continue expanding access to high-speed Internet in Wyoming as a means to spurring economic growth.

About 80 percent of all Wyoming homes have access to broadband services through telecommunications, cable or wireless providers

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Economic Index Jumps For Midwest, Western States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums.

The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56

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Farmer Markets Have $1M Impact On Wyo. Economy

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Business Council study finds that farmers markets contributed over $1 million to the state's economy in 2011.

Data compiled by the council's Agribusiness Division and run through a University of Wyoming economic impact model found that direct sales of $800,000 also generated secondary sales of nearly $250,000

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Oil Slightly Lower On Economic Questions

The price of oil is slightly lower as investors weigh positive U.S. economic news against ongoing concerns about Europe's debt crisis

Benchmark oil dropped 34 cents Tuesday to $92.14 per barrel in New York after falling earlier in the session

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What Are the Top Gas-Guzzling Vehicles on the Road?

As the days of buying cheap gasoline pass into the American history books, more and more of us are driving fuel-efficient vehicles as a means to combat those steadily rising gas prices.

That is, unless you happen to have enough money to not give three screaming squirts about how much gas prices go up. For that

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Obama: Economy Has To Grow ‘Even Faster’

POLAND, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama says private sector job growth is a "step in the right direction," but the economy must grow faster following a modest monthly job report.

Obama spoke on the second day of a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania as the government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June

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